Our Sister Sites:

Bikernet Trikes Bikernet Baggers Bikernet Blog
Ride Forever - Bikernet.com
Friday Edition


BIKETOBERFEST BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for October 19, 2017

Hot Event Action News, New Products, New Jokes and of course new Girls

By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, "SIDEHACK" Jerry, Art Hall, Ujjwal Dey, and the rest of the Bikernet crew
10/19/2017


Share this story:



Hey,

It’s Biketoberfest Weekend in Daytona.
I constantly have discussions with folks about the industry. Some folks are crying and others are jumping up and down. It’s confusing as hell, but more motorcyclists and events are coming online daily. Maybe that’s good and maybe it cuts the pie in too many directions.



There are more builders than ever before. At one time, I knew most of the builders in the world, now I don’t. I will start my Las Vegas story next week. I thought Las Vegas kicked ass even after the terrible shooting.

I tried to reach out to Jim Betlach, who is working with Shelly Rosemeyer of Daytona Harley on the lot across the street and he was too busy to chat. I hope that’s a great sign that Biketoberfest is cooking.



And every year the Tropical Tattoo Bike Show sponsored by Bikernet and Cycle Source gets bigger. Don’t miss it.

Check the Iron Trader out.
Check the Iron Trader out.



The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown and BorntoRide.com, Sturgis Museum.

Click for all the info...
Click for all the info...






You could be a Winner AT SADDLEMEN!--
Exclusive for our Facebook Family and Bikernet is this months GELcore Technology Seat Give Away! If you need to upgrade, this is another opportunity to ride in Comfort and Style with a FREE Saddlemen seat of your choice.

Enter now - Simply FOLLOW our page and COMMENT below with a photo of your motorcycle, two winners (one from the USA and one International) will be chosen at random at 12pm PST on Monday October 30th, 2017.

While you wait for the winner to be announced you might as well prepare yourself for the big win! Just head over to our website www.saddlemen.com and start shopping for the instant upgrade that will allow you to ride up to 400% longer.

Saddlemen seats with GELcore Technology are the only motorcycle seats scientifically proven to reduce engine vibration by up to 50% and road impacts by up to 92% instantly providing the ride you deserve.

Good Luck everybody!
Saddlemen Seats are Proudly Made in the U.S.A. since 1987

Have questions about a GELcore saddle for your motorcycle? Our friendly and knowledgeable product specialist are standing by to help you select the perfect seating solution for your machine. Direct Message, call (800) 397-7709 or email us sales@saddlemen.com
 
Advertisement
 



QUICK, LET’S LEARN SOMETHING--

"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip."

-- WINSTON CHURCHHILL

--from Sidehack Jerry





BIKERNET AND JEFF HOLT TO HOST BUILDER PARTY--
I commissioned Atomic Bob to monster-ize Jeff Holt for the Jeff Holt's Builder Reception at Bikernet Supreme Headquarters.

I should have the color version to you-all on Friday.

--Prince Najar
Supreme Ruler of
IMS show custom bike competition





BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--
 
Outlaw Bikernet Weekly News for October 12, 2017


As for the swing of the pendulum: With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.

-- Oscar Wilde

--Pauly D.
Chicago, IL













LEGISLATIVE NEWS FROM TENNESSEE--
Carol Simpson here in Tennessee.

Two factoids have come to my attention while working at the Tennessee State Legislature during our "off season". Our legislature meets from January into April/May every year.
Lobbyists come by to "visit" and gather info on "what's been happening". Legislators spend the "off months" campaigning, making money in their day jobs, and going to national conferences where they take the pulse of what is happening in other states and in special interest industries.

One friendly lobbyist, who rides, and is a representative of Farmers Mutual Insurance company made a point of coming by my office about four months ago. At the National convention of INSURANCE companies relayed that re-instituting mandatory helmet laws in vunerable states as a PRIORITY issue. Michigan was #1 target because their freedom of choice is recent, and because their skewing of numbers supposedly show a marked increase in fatalities.

Several legislators who are members of NCSL National coalition of State Legislators attended National level conference. Mandatory Helmet Laws was featured in meetings of the breakout Highway Safety meetings. Statistical assistance and directional strategies were discussed and made available to NCSL members through their vast resources. Of the five or six national state legislature associations, NCSL is the largest with the biggest staff of support and data.

We have a BIG battle brewing. If I was aware of these TWO initiatives from TWO entities, my guess is that there are many more and coalitions are being formed.

I will look into more information if asked by any of you out there in Freedom of Choice land. Sharing info on the reps list is a big boon to our battles.


--Carol Simpson
mrf assistant rep.
615 944 9797

Advertisement





BIKERNET INTERNATIONAL EDITOR REPORT FROM BANGKOK, THAILAND-- 
Today Sunday had big wedding. Traditional Thai ceremony.



People from the village arrive with gifts and ceremony. Groom came on the elephant. This was an over the top production of massive proportions.

Dance troupe did ballet intro. Big name super popular Thai band main entertainment had the crowd in a frenzy.



Some 600 were on the guest list and it seemed every table was full. Support band excellent. Huge castle set made for show. All you could eat and drink sit down meal not buffet.



This event set a new standard in Khon Kaen. Last night was a poolside dinner party Tonight a party in the hotel brew pub. This would have been a half million dollar show in the U.S. But still a lot
Of money here.



--Art Hall
Most Magnificent International Editor
Bikernet.com





HEARTLAND USA Introduces EZ On/Off 2nd Seat Option--
Featuring the high quality and functionality we’ve come to expect from Heartland USA this latest 2nd Seat add on to their patented Strut System for Softail and Dyna models is now available in a gloss black powder coated Finish and the original Chrome finish.

Mounting of the 2nd Seat takes seconds thanks to a patented Quick Release mechanism and removal is just as easy, simply push the release levers and the entire assembly lifts off. Bottom line is this unique conversion effectively allows you to add a passenger seat to your Heartland USA rear fender conversion. When Needed For that special someone.

As noted this conversion is designed specifically to work with the company’s Slotted Struts. Available exclusively from Heartland USA, the 2nd Seat Conversion retails for $949.00 and can be ordered on line at www.heartlandbiker.com or by calling direct to 310-822-2697. STRUTS NOT INCLUDED.

Be sure to check out the video:
 
 






EXILE CHARITY BIKE SHOW IN THE VALLEY--
A few shots from the Exile Charity run— a nice, compact trike,



...a rather unusual metal fabrication— don’t get any ideas, 5 Ball!



— Markus Cuff
Premier feature photographer
Bikernet.com
Cycle Source magazine
Easyriders






FANTASTIC NEWS!!!
Many states will be able to use this absolute repudiation of infringement on motorcyclists' rights.

We defeated out Helmet Bill HB2046 8-0 vote against the bill in its’ first committee which was transportation!!!!!!!!! YES

--Deborah Butitta
ABATE of AZ BOD Member
MRF BOD Member

Advertisement




ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE FRONT--

In this issue of the Week Magazine is a report about the Environmental Protection Agency. They moved this week to repeal form President Obama’s flagship environmental policy, designed to fight climate change. They will attempt to repeal the Clean Power Plan. Later in the article it says the plan never went into effect because of legal challenges.

There seems to be more and more scientific evidence to prove it’s all been a witch-hunt. I have suggested someone mount a lawsuit against Al Gore for lying to the public, destroying businesses, and creating national uncertainty. Check the ClimateDepot.com and if you haven’t watched Cowspiracy, Climate Hustle and Climate Swindle you should.

This case could save the motorcycle industry, the motorcycle aftermarket, and the entire performance vehicle industry. It could allow brothers to ride free and confident once more. Something to think about.

If I’m full of shit, sorry to waste your time.

--Bandit
Senior Janitor
Bikernet.com Headquarters





New BANDIT’S CANTINA Reader Comment!--
 
THE MOST MAGNIFICENT AND TREACHEROUS WORLD OF BOOBS


She does have a heart, but it is well protected...



--Sam
Somewhere in Texas

Join the Cantina and find out about the girls and the Code of the West.


Click to join.
Click to join.








QUICK, OPEN THE BIKERNET BAD JOKE LIBRARY--

Two very active seniors (Jacob, age 92, and Mary, age 89), living in The Villages, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore.

Jacob suggests they go in. Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: Are you the owner?"

The pharmacist answers, "Yes."

Jacob:
"We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"

Pharmacist:
"Of course we do."

Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?

Pharmacist:
"All kinds."

Jacob:
"Medicine for rheumatism?"

Pharmacist:
"Definitely."

Jacob: "How about suppositories and medicine for impotence?"

Pharmacist: "You bet!"

Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's?

Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."

Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?"

Pharmacist:
"Absolutely."

Jacob: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"

Pharmacist:
"We sure do."

Jacob:
"You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?"

Pharmacist:
"All speeds and sizes."

Jacob:
"Adult diapers?"

Pharmacist:
"Sure, how can I help you?

Jacob:
"We'd like to use this store as our Bridal Registry."

--from Rogue and Sidehack Jerry








HANG ON FOR The Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction--

Rio Hotel & Casino



Offered From The Larry Bowman Collection
1914 Feilbach Limited 10HP

Offered From The Larry Bowman Collection
1937 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead


Offered From The Larry Bowman Collection
1937 Indian Sport Four

1955 Vincent 998cc Series D Black Knight


1954 Vincent 499cc Series C Touring Comet

The ex-Rich Schlachter, Kurt Lentz
1979 Loudon AMA Superbike winner
1975 Ducati 900 SS Superbike Prototype


1974 Ducati 750 SS

Ex-Alec Ulmann, ex-Larz Anderson Auto Museum
1914 Douglas 2¾HP


1966 Lambretta SX200

1958 Ducati 125 GP


2008 Ducati 990cc Desmosedici RR

1952 Harley-Davidson Model K


1920 Indian Scout

1985 Honda VF1000R


1956 Triumph TR6 650cc Trophy

1984 Ducati 748cc TT1 Road Racer


1961 BSA 500cc Gold Star Catalina Scrambler

1913 Flying Merkel Model 71


2010 Confederate P120 Fighter Black Flag

1914 Excelsior Model 7-C V-Twin


Just added!
1916 HENDERSON FOUR
CATALOG NOW ONLINE
THE LAS VEGAS MOTORCYCLE AUCTION

January 26, 2017
Rio Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

PREVIEW
January 25, 9am-6pm
January 26, 9am-11am

View Online Catalog
Buy Catalog
For more information, please visit bonhams.com/vegas, or contact us at:

+1 (323) 436 5470, Los Angeles
+1 (415) 391-4000, San Francisco

motorcycles.us@bonhams.com







VERTICAL PLATE BILL IN TENNESSEE--
Tennessee passed a vertical plate law a few years ago.

In Tennessee, every bill is accompanied by a Fiscal Note, laying out what the state will either gain or lose in state revenue if the bill is passed.

This bill had a $1400 Fiscal Note that said it would cost the state $1400 in lost revenue from tickets that are issued for vertical plates every year. As in your case, the Dept of Safety was against the bill because they would lose money.

Our House Sponsor was a very experienced old-school, motorcycle friendly Democrat. Our Senate sponsor was a motorcycle friendly Republican with just a few years of service under his belt. The Senator said the fiscal note would kill the bill. The House sponsor buried the bill in an Omnibus bill that authorized dozens of new vanity tags, each with a fiscal note that promised income for the state.

No one "uncovered" the vertical tag section in the House, and it was included in the Senate bill also, and both bills pass unanimously. An excellent lesson in learning that there are more than one way to skin a cat. All we did was select the best sponsors and keep quiet. SUCCESS!!

Many thanks to One of our many champions--Representative John DeBerry! Senator Mike Bell was grateful to be able to bring yet another win to the motorcyclists of Tennessee. Both men also work diligently in our efforts toward Freedom of
Choice!!! In more recent years, Mike Bell has sponsored other pieces of successful legislation for us and joined the ranks of Champion, the highest award we give to our legislators and some of our regulators!!!!

Carol Simpson
Assistant State Rep.

Advertisement





Abate of South Dakota is introducing a bill to make mounting motorcycle plates vertical,. I just found out that our Dept of Public Safety/Highway patrol will be testifying against us. They say that the plates are hard to read. Does anyone have any data to prove otherwise? And does your state allow vertical plates?

Jiggs Cressy
Coordinator
A.B.A.T.E. of South Dakota

What bullshit. One state would kill the ability to run vertical plates over $1400 they could torture innocent motorcyclists for, and another state can’t read a vertical license plate? It’s a sad day.--Bandit






BUELL PROJECT UPDATE--
My new chassis is on its way from South Carolina as of today. Can’t wait to start turning wrenches on this thing. Hey, are you friends with the guys at Spitfire Motorcycles at all? I really want to use one of their exhausts on this build.

Thanks again and talk soon,
Justin @ Two-Bit

Click for action.
Click for action.



Paul Cavello at Spitfire will help you out. They know their shit.--Bandit

The Queen with a Spitfire classic. Click for action.
The Queen with a Spitfire classic. Click for action.





TECH QUESTION--

Hey do you know someone, or maybe you can answer...
The Vance and Hines 575 cam over the stock cam in a 2014 Rushmore....?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Hope you don't mind.




--Barry G
barrykgreen@gmail.com





MEDIA ALERT –
 KIRSH Motorcycle Helmets Heads to Rockers, Riders and Ribs in Longview, Texas

**KIRSH will debut their helmet in Texas**



What: Joe Catalino, will be on hand to discuss the new low profile DOT approved KIRSH helmet while riders enjoy music from Foghat, Kentucky Headhunters and Edgar Winter all in the middle of BBQ heaven. Call 1-855-50- KIRSH (54774) to set up an appointment to set up and demo and feel the difference.

When: Friday October 20th and Saturday October 21st

Where: Downtown Longview, Texas

For more information: www.kirshhelmets.com
www.rockersridersribs.com



 


TECH TIP OF THE WEEK—
Rare early footage of motorcycle manufacturing and test riding. Watch the end even if you don't watch it all. (Silent film)

https://www.facebook.com/Vintage.et.Industrial/

#Vintage #Motorcycles #ClassicMotorcycles

--from Robert Tronolone


The 5-Ball Pit Crew, Ballistic Nylon, light vest. Click to check the Leathers and books.
The 5-Ball Pit Crew, Ballistic Nylon, light vest. Click to check the Leathers and books.



Page 1 of 3
Prev
[1]
2
3
Next

Share this story:



Back to Bikernet News


Your thoughts on this article

Your Name
Email
City
Country
v
State/Province
v
Comments
Anti-Spam Question:
Please enter the words you see in the box, in order and separated by a space. Doing so helps prevent automated programs from abusing this service.
Submit
Clear